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's winter of discontent, when britain had double-digit inflation, a top income tax rate of 83% and rising unemployment. and she revolutionized the economy with free-market ideas in her ten years of service that ushered in a new decade of prosperity. when she took office, the top income tax rate was 83%. it was cut to 60% and then to 40%. the middle tax rate was cut to 30%. and the lowest tax rate was eliminated altogether. when she took office, the top corporate tax rate was 53%. she cut it to 35%. the top capital gains tax rate was a stifling 75%. thatcher cut it to 30%. and as a result, a progrowth policies, unemployment fell from a high of 12% early in her tenure to 7.5% near the end. public spending as a percentage of g.d.p. fell from 45.1% of g.d.p. to 39.4% of g.d.p. and inflation fell from almost 22% in 1979 to a low rate of 2.4% in 1986. but perhaps the most telling tribute to margaret thatcher's leadership is that three days after she gave her britain await speech, that heroic speech she was dubbed "the iron lady" in the communist news outlet "the red star." when your military en
. gun control is ridiculously weak. >> it's what exists when obama got the tiny little sliver of a tax increase on the richest people in the country. forget that we cut taxes irresponsibly. we gave you a tiny little bit of that money back. cenk: is this meanful at all if they pass it with the new rural lope home added on top? >> where would you locate one of those stores? because federal licensed gun dealer, i would assume that means private sellers those are going to be hard places to find, alaska montana. cenk: bingo you nailed it. they are trying to get lisa markowski's vote. you get both senators from alaska and we might pass something and in typical obama fashion, they'll say historic gun control. >> this only applies in states x, y., z. where no one is shooting anybody up anyway. cenk: we've got about a minute left jaime, thoughts about this. >> the thing about gun control fanatics are against any kind of gun control america is never going to get all of the guns back. there's this constant sentiment of they're going to take our guns. you're not going to be able to take anybody's
, this is on tax day, near the event patriots day and the near the event of waco and et cetera. cetera. terrorism is an opportunity of capable and motive. moti someone had the motive, developed the capability and the opportunity happened to be thiss on this high-profile event on-po this week. week that may be a coincidence, basen on the opportunity of having a i lot of people and a lot of cameras. >> we also, we understand andndd have over the years when iraq and afghanistan you hear about improvised explosive devices ieds, this thing described as as that as well.that we are used to hearing about it happening overseas but not heree at home when you look at what we know, which isn't everything evr about these explosives now, is , this something that is pretty common, the makeup of these thes explosives that we have dealthat with overseas, that our military offices have had to deal with il the past in. in. >> in the united states, ki sayy that over the last year -- i can say that over the last decade da the use of ieds has decreased relative to the previous decadee that is a relative term. term. ot
, disability as a designated tax and i should know the number, 1.8% half on the employee, half on the employer. this is predicted decades ago and we're pretty much on course and what we've done in the past is we've borrowed between the disability and the old age trust fund. you can do that. we did that back in '82 when the old age fund was literally out of money for a period of time. that's not a longer term solution. i mean, we're going to have to figure out do you want more revenue, but again, i'm all for cracking down on fraud, i don't know anyone who isn't, but you don't want to have terminal cancer patients dying before he they get their disability. >> yes, sir, that's a given. dean baker, think very much. i'm sorry we're pressed for time and i've got to get the one update in for you about the bombing in boston. there were two and only two devices found. no additional threats have been received. no unexploded devices were found. okay. now this. the amount of u.s. debt owned by foreigners is at a record level and the chinese own the biggest chunk. liz macdonald, charles payne, they're here
the last four months and even years before that debating issues like taxes, spending, and health care, but the number-one responsibility of the federal government is to keep the american people safe and secure. our response to this attack must be firm and unequivocal. we must send a clear message that we will never compromise our value or our freedom in the face of terrorist violence. we must stay on the offensive against the enemies of civilization and remain vigilant in our day-to-day lives. the victims of boston deserve nothing less. madam president, i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: i ask that the calling of the quorum be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection. under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of s. 649, which the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 649, a bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national inst
. and then asa to close it off. >> yes, thank you, jim. the tax force says -- the task force says in our report all societies behave differently under stress. at those times they may even take actions that conflict with their essential character and values. and that's what we did here. of we were under stress, and we took actions that conflict with who we are. who we are called to be and who we have committed to be. and then we spent about ten years not being willing to face the truth about that. often by covering what happened with euphemisms and an awful lot of state secrets. so i believe that our detainee task force has functioned as a kind of truth commission, revealing where we strayed from our values by shining the light of investigation and analysis onto the problem in the open that the next time we're under that kind of stress we do not go down the same road. and it has been an honor to serve on this panel. >> thank you, dave. nick? >> very little, just in terms of new things, everyone here has discussed the general contours of the report which is the most important thing. there are som
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